By E. Potter Elizabeth Potter
Reflecting upon the new development of curiosity in feminist principles of philosophy of technological know-how, this e-book lines the improvement of the topic in the confines of feminist philosophy. it really is designed to introduce the newcomer to the most principles that shape the topic zone so one can equipping scholars with the entire significant arguments and standpoints required to appreciate this burgeoning zone of study.
Arranged thematically, the book looks on the spectrum of perspectives that experience arisen within the debate. it really is extensively prepared into sections facing options equivalent to the idea of worth free-science, values, objectivity, perspective and relativism, but additionally information the numerous subsidiary rules that experience sprung from those topics.
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That their feminist standpoint, their political views of and experiences of gender relations, were not irrelevant to their scientific insights, but enabled them (Nelson 1990: 268–9). More deeply still, the changes brought about by feminist science critics show that the social processes that brought about the changes are part of the same network that includes bodies of evidence in the broad sense required by holism. The beliefs about gender, about proper social arrangements in the larger society and in science, are part of the broad set of theories that ultimately constitute evidence for any single scientific hypothesis.
He represents the universal knower: anyone without a point of view and trained in the proper methods will come to know the same things. Any social differences among these epistemic agents are epistemically irrelevant. e. even the content of their thought is shaped by their social locations. Thus, for feminist standpoint theory, in contrast to the Marxian and bourgeois, modernist views, knowing agents, including scientists, are local and heterogeneous. Harding also argues (Section 4) that communities, not individuals, produce knowledge.
When these conflict with the assumptions underlying some mainstream scientific models and theories, feminist scientists are well-situated to call into question those assumptions and the results that depend on them. Thus, Nelson argues that the feminist recognition of androcentrism in some scientific theories must be explained socially (SE). e. g. by gender bias. On this account, if we accept the soundness of the feminist criticisms, we are forced to say that the feminists were better scientists than their non-feminist colleagues; however, there is another explanation, viz.